Skip to main content

tv   ABC7 News 400PM  ABC  December 10, 2015 4:00pm-5:01pm PST

4:00 pm
>> breaking news is happening in the south bay. sky 7 hd is live over the hazmat scene. this is the office of a muslim civil liberties group that has been evacuated because of a threatening letter with white powder that was sent to their office. >> right now, live, chris wynn in santa clara with the very latest. chris? >> reporter: just a very terrifying day for those employees out there. you can see the heavy law personnel. this is the bay area chapter, also known as c.a.r.e., is
4:01 pm
located on the first floor of this building which also houses a number of other businesses. this is the san tomas commerce park on scout boulevard. at around 1:00 this afternoon, employees opened up an envelope that they received in the mail. the executive director told me that there was some sort of white, powdery substance inside that envelope. they quickly responded. at this point, it's unclear if the contents of the envelope are dangerous or not. at this point, authorities are not taking any chances right now. it's also important to know that this c.a.r.e. office is also directly across one of the largest mosques in the bay area. this threat is being taken very seriously, hence the major response. we're going to stay at the scene and bring you any more new details coming up on the abc 7 news at 5:00. reporting live, chris wynn, back to you. >> thank you.
4:02 pm
a similar letter containing white powder was sent to c.a.r.'s washington, d.c. office today. authorities evacuated that building and quarantined seven people. tests determined the substance was not dangerous. the f.b.i. sent that letter to a lab for further testing. >> now we turn to our weather. it was a wet morning and another series of storms is moving in tonight. winds knocked over this tree. >> the rain and the wind left this mess. a downed tree and power lines blocked state road 116 at first street. there were spinouts, crashes, delays during the morning commute. look at this. oh, my goodness. gridlock. sky 7 hd showing the bay bridge toll plaza and slow goaling in san francisco, as well. >> we do have team coverage on the storm. we begin with spencer christian and an accuweather update. >> you just missed the drama.
4:03 pm
we just had a trenching downpour here. you can see what's happening right now across the bay area. a line -- a wave of very stormy weather just swept through san francisco. continues to sweep through parts of the peninsula and over the east bay now. we have thunderstorm activity through napa county right now producing lightning strikes and back to the band of storminess that just swept through continuing to push out across the bay to oakland. now to napa we go. the storm cell moving through the san helena area. we have a high surf warning in effect until 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. right now, between 12 and 15 feet wave swells, but they'll be higher. localized flooding is possible tomorrow morning. high elevations in weather
4:04 pm
spots, just under three inches of rain in the last two days. now, 2 2/3 inches. santa rosa, half an inch of rain continues to fall. we're going to have more waves, thunderstorms possible and some showers during the evening and nighttime hours. so it looks like the evening commute is going to be a messy one. some of these showers are going to continue into tomorrow morning. >> spencer, it looked like you were having a wrestling match. we'll have to check back in with spencer in just a little bit. first, a big time flood warning had a slippery start. >> live in palo alto to explain the new system and the grit it sent out this morning. >> alma, you see the levy topping sandbags behind me. it's just a temporary fix. major flooding in this area of palo alto, east palo alto and
4:05 pm
menlo park is still possible. storms like today are helping calibrate the system so when major storms hit later this winter, the system is ready. >> the san francisco creek looks calm today. but the homeowner won't soon forget the flood of 1998. >> using technology in silicon valley. sort of in the forefront here. >> he signed up for the new flood warning system, put in place by the joint powers authority. spencer lined the creek. >> we'll give them about 1:45 warning. >> i think the text message alerts are the most useful part. so if something happens in the middle of the night, we won't wake up at 5:00 in the morning to realize there's water in the house. >> in this area, these homes are below sea level.
4:06 pm
the roof lines of these homes is below the top of the levy. >> reporter: the first of its kind program is not without growing pains. >> what we saw yesterday is there was a glitch in one of the sensors. >> the automated system sent out a flood warning during a dry day. >> if it's clear that there's not an issue, we don't want the system to send out these alerts. >> the joint powers authority is holding a meeting tonight to help people sign up. in the south bay, abc 7 news. >> and, as usual, when you combine rain with a high tide, here's what you get on highway 101. some standing water there. sky 7 hd flew observe that area after the sun came up this morning. you could see cars slowly making their way down highway one toward hill valley. >> snow is coming down in the si,rra. check this out. this is video taken a short time ago. you can see lots of snow and it
4:07 pm
is causing some problems for drivers. abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live from summit. hi, laura. >> reporter: i'm actually just below summit. the waves spencer talked about have been moving through. mostly along the lines of flurries tonight as we speak. not sticking as much as we'd like to see it. still, it's better up here than it is down in trucky. >> it was a little too warm in trucky overnight. not that many inches of snow that some had predicted. >> i thought it was going to be a huge storm today. it was 40 mile an hour winds this morning and then it kind of died off. >> still, business owners here know how to weather the highs and lows of a high seerra winter. kerry wilson has lived and worked here for more than 30
4:08 pm
years. while the holidays are important to her business, it's not make or break. >> i think there's still dark clouds, so there's still potential. >> after all, several yearings of drought have taught folks one thing. it's how to keep the faith. >> we have a lot more snow now than we did last year any way. so i think it's just been coming every week, we've had a snowstorm. i'm not worried that it rained. >> and a live look at eastbound i-80 here. no rain up here. it is snowing. it is starting to come down a little bit heavier. skiering reporting at last word, four inches so far accumulated. not quite the accumulation they were hoping for, but, as you can see, there's still time. in the sierra, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> if you see snow where you live, safely take a photo or
4:09 pm
video. we may use it on the air or perhaps online at abc 7 news dot com. >> a storm is being blamed for at least two deaths. the damage is so severe the governor of washington has declared a state of emergency. there's also concern that massive waves could cause flooding in some coastal communities. >> and more rain is expected this weekend. >> 10 people are now without a place to live after a fire gutted an apartment building overnight in san francisco. the fire broke out around 3:30 this morning. two people had to be rescued from a second story balcony. the cause of that fire is under investigation. >> some scary moments for people living in this san francisco apartment complex. a fire erupted in one of the top units just passed 2:00 this morning. the building houses mostly senior and disabled residents.
4:10 pm
only one resident was displaced. >> magic johnson is recoop rating following open heart surgery. doctors operated yesterday to clear blockages in the 79-year-old's heart. he's expected to make a full recovery. the nfl commissioner roger goodall released a statement saying he is anxious to return to action soon doing the important work he does for our game. >> yahoo's ceo gave birth to identical twin daughters this morning. she made the announcement on twitter. the yahoo chief and her husband already have a three-year-old son. she plans to take only limited time away and work throughout, similar to the approach she took when her son was born. >> still ahead here on abc 7
4:11 pm
news at 4:00, the f.b.i. is following a lead on that deadly attack. >> there's a new ban on hover boards. now they will not be let on board several airlines. >> plus, the nominees are in. who's up for a golden global this year. >> at 4:11, a live look at the afternoon news, it doesn't appear to be raining at this very second, but raining nonetheless. east bay, right-hand side, folks heading out of the
4:12 pm
life. you never really know what's coming. life just... happens. just when you think you know where it's going sfx: (ambulance sirens) it takes you someplace else. and that's why covered california is here. to help californians who need health insurance get it. so you'll be ready next time life happens. because it's more than just health care. it's life care.
4:13 pm
4:14 pm
police have made an arrest in that brutal home invasion on tuesday. >> the house that was hit is just about half a mile to my left. police had a hunch that the suspect used this highway. but unbeknownst to the suspect, there's a camera right over there that led to his arrest. >> reporter: the home invasion happen tuesdayed afternoon. police say 18-year-old armani miller of oakland kicked in the
4:15 pm
door, pistol whipped the nanny and drove off with stolen goods. the crime took place in front of the couple's five-year-old daughter. lucky for police, an alert neighbor saw what they believe is the car his acome police drove. >> an older model white lexus, two door, parked down the street and around the coronerer. >> reporter: plolice found the car with help from images from this camera. yesterday, oakland police found the black suv and they sat on it waiting for the robber to show up. meantime, orinda police sent out a bulletin of the white lexus. guess what happened. >> two hours later, that very same vehicle matchingmatching l plates, drove right passed the
4:16 pm
stolen car. >> it doesn't happen that often. it just happen today be us. but you can never feel safe anymore. >> we left the yems today as they were putting on a new garage door, windows and more cameras. vick lee, abc 7 news. >> and turning back now to our weather as we take a live look from our emoryville cam. look at those clouds out there as another series of storms moved in. pg and e crews moved in restoring power to thousands affected with outages. >> reporter: the rain came down in sheets in freemont. water was flowing on to the streets and the east bay got a good soaking before the sun came up. workers were on alert as the transformers were waiting for the call to action.
4:17 pm
however, this storm didn't have staying power. they went untouch ds as the day of flooding went untouched. on a normal day, 50-60 employees are washing cars. today, less than 20. why pay for a wash when mother nature does the job for free. >> when it rains, i mean, definitely the amount of cars you can see is pretty low. >> christmas season and the rain can be a big boost to this business. curb side is an app that lets you order your grocery and items from stores and you guessed it, you can pick them up curable side. if it's raining, someone gets wet. it just doesn't have to be you. >> are you willing to take the hit to get someoaking wet and bg the groceries to customers? >> yes, it's my pleasure. >> if you see a downed power line, do not approach it. do not touch it. assume it is live and call
4:18 pm
9-1-1. >> in san jose, matt keller, abc 7 news. >> and when the rain hithits, b prepared and grab your umbrella. >> flood and mud slides. when el nino releases its fury, abc 7 news will be on air. and, on your phone, we'll stream breaking weather news right to you. when the storms come, you'll know first. >> let's take a look at el nino. it is here. get current details on your accuweather seven day forecast right down to the hour. >> you can track storms in realtime as they move across the bade area. >> it's getting colder as the storm approaches. >> the bay area's most powerful weather radar, live doppler 7 hd. >> in the sierra, flash floods in the north bay. >> share your weather photos and videos on social media. >> and tune in. you might just see your picture on air.
4:19 pm
>> follow the abc 7 news weather team on twitter and facebook for the latest updates. >> the abc 7 news app. your source for weather. >> powered by the bay area's most experienced weather team. >> whether where you live. >> you can get the abc 7 news app at it is free. >> i guess the wind was howling. >> you look pretty calm now. >> the worst of the battle is over, i think. >> i was having a mary poppins moment. we still have stormy weather all around us. let's go live to doppler 7 hd. we've got a wave of stormy weather, a powerful cell moving across the peninsula right now. down through south san francisco to the east bay. it's running from san mateo
4:20 pm
across the bay through up around martinez, orinda. it's pouring over those areas where you see the yellows and the oranges. this is our beautiful east bay hills camera. a rather threatening looking sky there. you'll see showers and thunder continuing through the night and overnight hours. showers will diminished tomorrow. 5:00 this afternoon at around 8:00, more bands of showers and thundershowers sweeping through the area from northwest to southeast. around 10:00 p.m., we'll see a line of showers and thunderstorms reaching from parts of salono county through berkley, oakland, into the santa cruz mountains. continuing bands of showers after midnight tapering off a bit. as we start the morning commute, it will still be quite wet and possibly quiet stormy. but by midday tomorrow, we'll see partial clearing. now, additional rainful by about
4:21 pm
5:00 tomorrow. almost sp.7 of an inch. major traffic delays are likely as another 1-2 feet of snow will fall. back to the bay area, low temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. stormy conditions tomorrow. partial clearing afternoon hours. highs mainly in the upper 50s. here's the seven day forecast. that also ranks number two on our storm impact scale. much like the storm we're having now. wet and windy on sunday. shower tapering off on monday. and then we get colder wealther on tuesday. wednesday, daytime highs only in the low to mid 50s. morning lows are going to be quite chilly. >> thank you so much, spepser. well, up next, the golden globe nominations are out. the bay area company with a
4:22 pm
couple big nods. >> how about giving christmas a bad wrap.
4:23 pm
are those... you there... stormtroopers! halt! turn here. go go! follow them! bb-8! beep, beep! this way! where'd they go? they went that way! that way, they went that way! i can't believe that worked! of course it worked! beep, beep, beep!
4:24 pm
the nominations are out for the golden globe awards. "inside out" and "the good dinosaur," the 1950s romance "carol" including best dramatic picture. the awards honor the best of tv, as well. four abc programs received nominations including american crime, best limited series and acting. viola davis received the nomination for best actress and how to get away with murder. >> in case you're wondering, oscar nominations come out on
4:25 pm
january 14th with the show broadcast here on abc 7 on january 28th. the gma hot list, the best moments from good morning america. >> here's your 60 second hot list from gma today. >> welcome back. you call the proposal outlandish and unconstitutional. why would you still support him if he's the nominee? >> he's not going to be the nominee. i'm pretty confident about that. >> you're only at 9%. >> i'm not going to hyperventilate. and i'm not going to do what the media is falling into. we had a major terrorist attack on u.s. soil a week ago yesterday. and now all the talk is dom nated by this plan that's never going to happen. this is never going to be the law of the country, what donald trump is proposing. >> expiration date. which one do you think will last
4:26 pm
the longest? >> i'm going to go with the eggs. >> i going to go with the mozzarella cheese. >> mozarella, one to two weeks. egg, three to four weeks. >> and that's today's gma hot list. we'll see you in the morning on gma. >> you can catch robin and george and the rest of the good morning america team weekdays on abc 7. >> abc 7 news at 4:00 continues. the senate votes to rebuke donald trump but is having little effect on the donald's fans. >> the latest dangerous claim and what it means for the world. >> and the new app for teenagers raising eyebrows and concerns.
4:27 pm
4:28 pm
great change comes from doing the right thing. like the radical idea that health isn't an industry. it's a cause. so we do things differently. we combine care and coverage.
4:29 pm
and believe prevention is the most powerful of cures. so forgive us for not going with the flow. we just think the flow should go with us. which makes us rebels with one cause. your health. strong winds and heavy rain wreak havoc on parts of the bay area this morning. they knocked down trees causing spinouts and other delays. and the rain is welcome to help california get out of this historic drought.
4:30 pm
yamagucci tells us she is committed to fixing the irrigation that she believes drove up her water usage. more on the list coming up at 5:00. abc news reporter matt good enoughman tweeted f.b.i. divers are feeling their way through the muck in san bernardino. authorities are zersearching th lake because the couple behind the shooting visited it often. >> reporter: today, urgent questions about the suspect who carried out last week easter ror attack. investigators trying to figure out if syet farook and the marriage was orchestrated by a terror group with the goal of setting up a sleeper cell here in the u.s. >> if it is a situation where they were recruited to get
4:31 pm
together, then it's logical there are other people in the u.s. in other locations where this may have occurred. >> the f.b.i. is saying the suspects chatted online about jihad and martyrdom last year. >> she was radicalized a long, long time ago. if we know that now, why didn't we know it then when she went through this wonderful vetting process. >> officials looked into claims made by enrique marquez. the 24-year-old accused of purchasing the asaumt rifles is said to be cooperating with investigators as they look into other possible targets, questioning why pictures of this high school were on farook's phone. >> and that kind of encrimination software is easily
4:32 pm
accessible and free, a major issue as the f.b.i. director says it's commonly used by terror groups, especially isis. >> today, the u.s. launched biometric screening. border patrol will begin capturing the facial and eye scans of people entering the u.s., san diego's port of entry. this trial run will last through june and will determine if officials span that screening across all u.s. into mexico. >> barring individuals from entering the u.s. based on religion would be un-american, but it doesn't appear to be affecting trump at the polls. >> donald trump back on the campaign trail tonight. defiant. >> a total and complete shut down of muslims entering the united states. >> since that controversial
4:33 pm
monday, declaration has been quite a week for trump. global backlash from critics, but applause from reporters. a poll taken before and after trump's muslim stance shows a decline of 13 points since october to 35%. >> he's not going to be the nominee. i'm pretty confident of that. >> paul ryan found himself talking about the gop nomination process and defending his criticism of trump's muslim travel band. ryan says he will remain neutral. >> i'm not going to say who i'm for or who i'm against. i'm going to support the nominee. >> the national newspaper reported the billionaire's name has been removed from development. his billboards are gone. trump even cancelled a visit to israel to meet with prime minister who spoke out against him. >> the situation in israel is particularly volatile. i think in this case, his
4:34 pm
decision to reconsider that trip is a good out commonwealth of pennsylvania for outcome for al those involved. >> the u.s. military says air strikes over the past week have killed about 350 islamic state fighters. officials say it may have reduced by half. the number defending that city. isis took ramadi seven months ago. a spokesman told reporters in the pentagon, isis still holds much of the city. >> north korea leader kim jong un mow now has a hydrogen bomb. if this news is true, it would represent an up grid to create a nuclear weapon. a hydrogen bomb also known as a thermonuclear bomb can be
4:35 pm
hundreds of times more powerful than an atomic bomb. >> the governor of massachusetts says a train that left without its driver was tampered with. it coasted through four stations without stopping before it was wrought to a halt when officials cut off power to the electrified third rail. governor charlie baker says it appears to have been an isolated incident. >> it's pretty clear the main control that drives the train was tampered with. >> no passengers were hurt, but the train's operator did suffer a minor injury when the train brushed passed him as it left the first station. >> the army station sharing his talk about the five years in captivity and the emotional toll being kept in isolation had on
4:36 pm
him. >> i couldn't see my hands. i couldn't do anything. the only thing i could do was touch my face. and even that wasn't, like, you know, registering right. to the point where you just want to scream and you can't -- like, i can't scream. you're standing there screaming in your mind. >> freed last year during a controversial prisoner swath. his story is the focus of a gop report. democrats on the committee called the report unbalanced and partisan. berdahl is awaiting a ruling on whether he will receive a court marshal for leaving his post. >> at least three u.s. airlines are saying no to hover boards. delta, american and jet blue say they use batteries that exceed wattage allowed on planes. hover boards are now under
4:37 pm
investigation in five states. they're one of the hottest gift items this holiday season. >> the first lady showing off her rapping skills. >> coming up, michelle obama busts some rhymes to help kids going through tough times. >> i'm spencer christian. the storms are with us and we'll continue to rumble tonight. >> at 4:37, another live look at the afternoon commute. this is 101 in san jose. these cars are oncoming cars are southbound, not as heavy as usual. kind of surprising given the weather conditions that we're having right now. northbound traffic moving quite nicely. back with more right after the
4:38 pm
4:39 pm
4:40 pm
president obama signed the every student succeeds act. the new law will change the way teachers and schools are evaluated. it will allow states to take back control of fixing under-performed schools and will not man date standardized testing. >> first lady obama is putting the flow for a new video to get young people to go to college. ♪
4:41 pm
>> the video is part of the white house's better make room campaign. to reach teenagers and help them recognize the benefits of going to college. the campaign gives resources to help teens navigate the college process including how toe register for entrance exams and filling out financial aid forms. >> i'm going to guess that's the first rap video shot at the white house. >> probably. >> rap master spencer. with the weather. [ laughter ] >> just call me spens diddy. [ laughter ] >> we've got a line -- we talk about waves of stormy weather. here's a wave of -- check this out, across the peninsula right across the bay over to -- let's see, we're looking to hayward now, we've got stormy weather all the way up to concord and out towards pittsburgh right now.
4:42 pm
that's our latest wave of stormy weather. we'll get more during the later hours of hourly rainfall projection calling for the heaviest rainfall around 7:00, 8:00 a.m. dropping off to just a couple hundredths of an inch. a couple spikes after midnight. it's going to be a wet night for much of the bay area. tomorrow, we'll see showers in the morning hours. maybe a thundershower or two during the early morning commute. by afternoon, somd sunny breaks and partial clearing. chances of rain over the next 7 days, 60% tomorrow, 50% saturday, 100% sunday, down to about 20% on monday and tuesday and wednesday will be dry, but it's going to turn sharply cooler dpuring the overnight hours and colder midweek next week. >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00, a growing backlash to a new app being hailed as the next
4:43 pm
facebook for teens. >> 7 on your side's michael finney. new concerns about what might be in that bottle of swe announcer: right now at sleep train, get up to 48 months interest-free financing on tempur-pedic, save $300 on beautyrest and posturepedic, or choose $300 in free gifts with stearns & foster. the triple choice sale ends soon at sleep train.
4:44 pm
4:45 pm
4:46 pm
an app being hailed as the next facebook allows kids to share pictures, messages and videos anonymously. that means adults can't log on. afterschool doesn't use names, but students and parents say it could be dangerous. >> it's anonymous. i mean, they almost feel welcomed to post inappropriate content. >> once in a while, you'll see a positive post. but, for the most part, it's kids hiding behind that screen and bullying. >> after school creators are working on that site to make it safer. >> tylenol may be ineffective against flu symptoms. and your job can make you smarter.
4:47 pm
>> tylenol is a popular remedy to treat the flu. but a trial found the drug is no more effective than a placebo, with no impact on reducing fever or other flu symptoms. researchers say the best defense against the flu is to get a flu shot. work is stressful, entirely. but can it make you smarter? scientists say that jobs that require workers focus on tasks can lead to better attention spans and reasoning. the study found that people who work with other people have better cognitive skills and people who continue to learn these skills did better on tests. men have a better sense of direction than women. men study shortcuts more and use a different part of the brain in driving directions than women. this process did help men get to their destination faster. and good news for the grumpy. happiness doesn't bring good health.
4:48 pm
illness is what made people unhappy, not the other way around. i'm jane king, here's to your health. >> before you take a sip out of that bottle of sweet tea you have in this fridge, you'll want to take a listen to this. >> word of a recall. michael, this is kind of scary. >> it is. it's been going on a long time, apparently. the sweet leaf tea company recalled 1.5 million bottles of its tea. because of glass fragments found inside the bottles. the bottles of raspberry, peach, half and half lemonade, green tea, citrus and original are all part of the recall. all the tea affected was dribted between february 27 and december 6th. you can take the tea back to the store where you purchased it for a full refund. let me start over again. general motors has paid nearly
4:49 pm
$595 million to victims of its faulty ignition switches. the company received more than 4300 claims for injuries and deaths. only 399 were deemed family. the award went to families of deaths caused by the crashes. gm was charged last year with knowing about the defect but failing to correct it. walmart is stealing a page from apple pay to allow their phones to make purchases. walmart becomes the rs very first retailer to have a phone mobile payment system. walmart pay launches nationwide
4:50 pm
by the middle of next year. soon we'll have target pay, macys pay, you watch. everybody is going to jump in. >> larry pay. [ laughter ] >> all right, well, bay area air quality officials came out with some tips to keep the holidays environment tally friendly. the biggest worry? gift wrap. a big no-no is burning it which can release harmful toxins. >> burning gift wrap is not only unhealthy, it's also illegal. it's important to recycle that paper, reuse it. but never, never burn it. >> they want people to get creative with their gift wrapping. they suggest reusing cans, jars, tissue paper and snack boxes for gifts. these can be wrabed with newspaper, or even scarves. >> a new holiday tradition. somebody dropped a gold coin
4:51 pm
wrapped in a $100 bill into a salvation army collection kettle this week. now, it's not the first time this has happened. somebody has dropped a gold coin into the kettle each of the past few years and they come with a message. >> ovevery year, the person sen a message along. something like a nation can't kill its way to peace. so, obviously, at this time of the year, we want to bring peace to people through god and that there's hope in doing that. >> salvation army officials say the coin was minted in south africa and it's worth about $1200. >> abc 7 news at 4:00 does continue. up next, to talk or not to talk. plus, the expiration dates on your food really means? >> first, a look at what's coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> m coing up next, residents in wealthy suburbs in the east bay feel the heat. the celebrity water wasters just named to the hall of shame. and -- ♪
4:52 pm
the local teenager starring in what could be called the school of rock. those stories and a lot more when alma and i see you for through covered california,ate a little help. health insurance could cost less than you think. and most uninsured californians could get help paying for it. to find free, local, in-person help visit four out of five people may not agree on carne asada or carnitas... but four out of five who got their health insurance
4:53 pm
through covered california got help paying for it. find out if you could be one of them at enroll by december 15th to be covered by january 1st.
4:54 pm
4:55 pm
here's a look at what's coming up tonight. toy story to infinity and beyond. then, at 9:00, the original toy story followed by abc news at 11:00. an estimated $161 billion worth of food every year. much of it because we follow the expiration dates on the labels. but do they really tell you when your food has gone bad? >> reporter: see this jug of milk? >> this is three days passed. >> but her boyfriend, matt peterson says not so fast. >> it's still good. >> so goes a common argument for this couple about food expiration dates.
4:56 pm
men often ignore the dates on food relying, instead, on a sniff test or a taste test. >> that's disgusting. >> but not sticking to the package date could make her sick? >> usually a little bit of a debate and i'll be guarding the garbage pail when she tries to get passed me. >> and i'll throw it away when he's not around. >> turns out, they're not alone. in one study, 47% of women check the dates compared to just 41% of men. generally speaking, women are more cautious when it comes to taking risks with expired food because women are the managers of the family. >> there are labels on everything from milk to eggs to canned goods, words like best by, use by, enjoy by and sell by. but what do thigh actually mean. >> they don't mean anything.
4:57 pm
>> that's right. consumer reports says these are not expiration dates. >> what most people think is that the food is bad after that date. >> thanks in part to this confusion, an estimated $160 billion worth of food goes to waste every year. remember, the dates are often set by the manufacturer to indicate when food is at its best. defining when it's really good, not when it's gone bad. >>. >> finally, construction of san francisco's central subway is digging up some china town's history. workers came across some industrial sewing machines from the mid 19th century. they were about eight feet deep. experts say they were probably used in the basement of a china town factory that was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. abc 7 news at 5:00 begins right
4:58 pm
now with dan and alma. >> well, sometimes an umbrella is just not enough, right? from the north bay to the east bay, the rain we saw this morning is back right now. >> and we have heavy rain moving through parts of the bay area. where it's falling right now and where it's headed with live doppler 7 hd ahead. >> and a snowplow to get to work. we are live in the sirra. >> we are also live in santa clara. a hazmat team with a letter filled with hate and a suspicious substance. >> the newest celebrity inductees into the water racer hall of shame. >> live from the kgo broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. >> a sudden downpour catches some people in san francisco. we can expect a lot more of these pockets of rain, too. >> road crews are clearing trees
4:59 pm
brought down by today's storm. one driver watched one fall right in front of his car on panoramic highway. >> and those problems first kicked in when the rain hit pretty hard early this morning. abc 7 news was in freemont after the east bay got a good soaking. in richmond, the city is handing out free sandbags etch taking them door-to-door to people with disabilities. >> so how much more rain should we expect? >> abc 7 news meteorologist is outside fr outside tracking the storm. >> another round has moved in. it is heavy at times. live doppler 7 hd right now, some light scattered showers mainly in the north bay. you see one solid line as we zoom in the street level on live doppler 7 hd. those are the heavier showers falk right now. just north of freemont around
5:00 pm
york and union city. knocking on the door of sunnyvale at this hour. we tracked this line officer you in the next hour. in about 17 minutes, it moves into sunnyvale in about 29 minutes. future weather shows you we'll be in and out of these downpours. we'll likely be tracking another round of downpours moving on shore. we may have some issues to deal with on the friday morning rush, as well. we'll detail that and our next storm not far behind this one. >> abc 7 news reporter is live in mill valley where the rain has been kind of intermittent today, right? >> it has. i'm actually dry right now. that wouldn't have been the case about 15 min you wanteds ago. this is just the rehearsal. the north bay is looking at today's double dose of rain. you are going to see some


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on